Large part of Karachi suffers electricity breakdown


KARACHI: A large part of Karachi suffered an electricity breakdown on Tuesday evening with a K-electric spokesman saying almost half the city was without power.


The affected areas included Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Gulshan-i-Jamal, Clifton, Shireen Jinnah Colony, Federal B Area, Baldia Town, Dalmia, Karsaz, old city areas, Saddar, Keamari, Lyari, and others.

“The breakdown has been caused due to faults in two units in the Bin Qasim power plants,” said Usama Qureshi, a spokesman for K-Electric.

Qureshi, however, dispelled the impression that citizens were facing a blackout across the city.

Qureshi confirmed that about half the grid stations of the metropolis had been affected by the breakdown.